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(tô-nĕ′gä-wä sōō-sōō′mōō), Susumu Born 1939.
Japanese molecular biologist. He won a 1987 Nobel Prize for discovering how certain cells of the immune system can genetically rearrange themselves to produce diverse antibodies.
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Susumu Tonegawa at MIT showed him what it actually means to work as a team and be fearless in asking the questions.
Susumu Tonegawa, director of the RIKEN-MIT Center for Neural Circuit Genetics at the Picower Institute for Learning and Memory, was senior author of the study.
Edited by Luigi Ambrosio, Yoshikazu Giga, Piotr Rybka, and Yoshihiro Tonegawa
In our study, sanguiin H-6 enhanced HO-1 expression and reduced intracellular ROS production, consistent with previous results demonstrating ROS accumulation in HO-1-deficient cells (Poss and Tonegawa, 1997).
MIT neuroscientist Susumu Tonegawa and colleagues devised a system that tagged the specific nerve cells that stored a memory--in this case, an association between a particular cage and a shock.
Lead scientist Professor Susumu Tonegawa, from the Picower Institute for Learning and Memory at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the US, said: "The important point is, this a proof of concept.
Building on their previous work that identified and activated memory cells, a group led by RIKEN Brain Science Institute and RIKEN-MIT Center Director Susumu Tonegawa has now shown that spines -- small knobs on brain-cell dendrites through which synaptic connections are formed -- are essential for memory retrieval in these AD mice.
Lead scientist Prof Susumu Tonegawa, of the US Massachusetts Institute of Technology, said: "The important point is, this is a proof of concept.
Lead scientist Professor Susumu Tonegawa, of MIT, said: "The important point is, this a proof of concept.
Tonegawa, "Reduced stress defense in heme oxygenase 1-deficient cells," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol.
The majority of researchers have favored the storage theory, but we have shown in this paper that this majority theory is probably wrong," researcher Susumu Tonegawa of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology said.